Flight attendant breastfeeds hungry infant inflight


In her Facebook post, stewardess Patrisha Organo said she heard a faint cry of an infant as their Philippine Airlines (PAL) domestic flight took off early morning of November 6.

She nursed the child in the galley until the baby fell asleep.

When she went to her mother to ask if everything was okay - it turned out that the woman had run out of milk mixture. "I saw the relief on her mother's eyes".

The baby quieted down and nodded off during the feed, making the mother express gratitude toward Organo. "And so I offered".

As per the World Health Organization, moms ought to assess their individual conditions when choosing if their infant requires breastmilk or another sustenance source, such as formula.

The flight attendant said the trip turned out to be extra special not only because she passed her qualification test to become a cabin crew evaluator, but because she was able to help a passenger in need. In fact, the Human Milk Banking Association of North America collects and pasteurizes breast milk for mothers who can't breastfeed their own babies. Organo chose to breastfed the passenger's baby herself.

Organo said she knew this flight would be special as it was her first one as a qualified Crew Evaluator.

"The baby was so hungry, the way she latched on". There's no formula milk onboard.

Before leaving the plane, the grateful mother continued to thank the flight attendant for helping her when she was at her most vulnerable.

"The helplessness you feel when you can not feed your hungry child is terrible, so I had to step in".

Alongside her line administrator and the baby's mother, Patrisha breastfed the stranger's baby in the airplane's gallery. With almost 34,000 shares, at the time of writing, Organo has been showered with lot of love.

She said: 'I could only imagine the chaos of those feelings, but as a mother myself I knew the stress she would've been going through.

After the baby was satisfied, Organo escorted the mother and child back to their seat. Many praised Organo for going above and beyond her duty.